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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 8 months ago

Why do some Christians say that animals don't have souls? Is it so they can treat animals like objects?

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  • 8 months ago
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    I think it's to make themselves feel special and superior, compared to animals. They don't want to see themselves as nothing more than animals. They like to think that, of all His creations, Mankind is the most wonderful, the most privileged, and the most loved by God.

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    8 months ago

    It's actually traditional Christian doctrine, one that answers the question

    - What makes human beings different from animals, other than our intelligence?

    - (Answer): Humans have an immortal soul, animals do not.

    This is also the traditional explanation for why humans are held accountable for their actions (there is sin and guilt in Christianity) and animals are not.

    I point out that there is a Biblical basis for this. In the Biblical account of the creation of living things, only man is described as having God's breath bring him to life, thereby making him "a living soul".

  • 8 months ago

    thats probably one of the reasons but not all of the reason. there is a verse that says its the way of the animal to go to the grave, i think its in the book of Job

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    They are brainwashed to believe that.

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  • 8 months ago

    Saying animals don’t have souls isn’t calling them objects. 

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    They Need to know the FACT that Humans are Animals too! 

    Btw I'm sure not Christians Believe in that silly stuff

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Read the Bible. GOD tells us in the Bible that HE only gave/gives sole to humans!  Each of us with soles are being tested by GOD. 

    All the other animals are Not being tested for anything! 

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Of course.  It's really quite disheartening. 

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